The feeling of fear is useful sometimes. It startles us away from danger. It warns us to be wary of moving too quickly in decisions. It beckons us to contemplate all sides of what could be.
But many of us let fear rule our world, debilitate our souls to move forward in life.
My yoga practise has taught me to be less fearful, to grasp life and go for it, to cherish the impossible, to breathe, to feel, to be present when things get tough and to trust ” I do know.”
I love these few quotes that I keep dear to my heart when fear knocks at my door. I am sorry I do not know the authors names.
Fear is the cheapest room in the house I would like to see you living in better conditions.
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows
Fear always springs from ignorance
Fear equals F=false E=evidence A=appearing R = real….false evidence appearing real
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer that brings total obliteration. I will face my fears. Will permit it to pass through ,me and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it,s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I remain.
This poem changed my life. It was my mantra when I doubted myself and wanted to hide from life.
I will not live an unlived life
I will not live in fear of falling and catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days, to open up my heart, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing, a torch a promise
I choose to risk my significance to live.
In parting….I ask you . . . “what would you have to do to risk your significance to live?”
Be fearless, commit to your yoga practice and most importantly feel the fear and do it anyway.
See you at class!
Namaste. May the fearless part of me salute the fearless part of you.